Events and Speaking Engagements

Inspire > Educate > Engage

CSIE events inspire students, faculty, staff, and community members by exposing them to new ideas and to professionals that are making an impact, in an effort to educate and inspire them to become changemakers. Through our Center’s programs we provide opportunities for further hands-on, high-impact, experiential learning to engage our community members in social innovation, the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. 

We invite you to join us and become engaged!


Upcoming Events 

 

NOVEMBER 29, 2018
NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge, Live Final Round, Keynote & Awards:
An exciting day of innovation and ideas! Finalists will present ideas to a panel of judges. Immediately following, stay for the SVIC Keynote, Social Innovator of the Year Award and SVIC Award presentations.

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DECEMBER 14, 2018

Semester in the City Showcase: Meet the Fall ’18 cohort and hear them share their experiences, gained knowledge and skills and insights about their internships in Boston.

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Past Events 

Semester in the City Info-Session | October 25, 2018

Semester in the City Open House Trip to Boston | October 12, 2018

Recruiting & Retaining Young Professionals for NH: Human-Centered Design-A-Thon | October 6, 2018

It's a Great Time to Be a Changemaker! | September 6, 2018

 

Social Innovation Internship Showcase | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sustainability, Business & ESG Investing Panel | Thursday, July 5, 2018 or Friday, July 6, 2018 

Social Sector Franchising Initiative 2018 Webinar Series, Social Sector Franchising State of the Field 2018 | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 

Semester in the City Showcase | Friday, May 4, 2018 

CSIE at the Graduate & Undergraduate Research Conferences | Tuesday, April 10 & Friday, April 20, 2018 

Social Sector Franchising Initiative 2018 Webinar Series Replication and Scaling for Impact: What are the options? Does Social Franchising have a competitive advantage? | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thread X Timberland in Haiti: From Bottle to Boot | Tuesday, March 27, 2018 

Semester in the City Info Session | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Points of Intervention: Challenging the Food System | Tuesday, March 6, 2018 

Semester in the City Open House| Friday, February 23, 2018 

Careers with Impact Panel Discussion | Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2017 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Final Round | Tuesday, December 5, 2017 

Competition/Idea Pitch Bootcamp: Essential Aspects of Developing a Presentation and Making a Winning Pitch | Monday, November 13, 2017

How to Make Your Social Venture Innovation Challenge Entry a Winner!| Monday, October 30, 2017

Meet and Greet for UNH Students with Social Sector Franchise Partners | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Innovative Models for International Development and Poverty Alleviation - Mercado Fresco: Supplying Hope Through Affordable Food for Low-Income Families | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Innovative Models for International Development and Poverty Alleviation - Jibu: Local Owners Driving Lasting Solutions | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Semester in the City Open House | Friday, October 6, 2017 

Semester in the City Pizza Party |Thursday, September 14, 2017

Careers with Impact | Thursday, September 14, 2017 

Social Innovation Internship Showcase | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Social Sector Franchise Webinar | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 

Businesses as Agents of Change | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bootcamp: Legal. The Legal Basics: A First-timer's Kit  | March 8, 2017 

Social Entrepreneurs: From Passionate Activists to High Impact Social Change Agents | March 1, 2017 


Speaking Engagements 

CSIE faculty, staff, and students regularly speak at public forums on the topic of Social Innovation, as well as engaging in other social-innovation events, including judging competitions.

Dr. Fiona Wilson
Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s (NHBSR) 4th Annual Sustainability Slam | November 2018
Judging Panel
NHBSR’s Just One Thing campaign seeks to share simple stories of sustainability initiatives with impact - on the environment, local communities or workplaces - with the hope they will encourage more businesses to start down a sustainability path. Finalists are selected based on scalability and impact, competing against organizations of the same size (small and large). Finalists present their stories live at the Sustainability Slam, where the winners are selected by the audience.

Peter T. Paul Financial Policy Center’s 5th Annual Capital Market and Investment Bank Symposium | November 2018
Sustainability and Investor Responsibility Panel

Berwick Academy's Innovation Celebration | May 2018
Presenter

2018 Ashoka U Exchange | April 2018 
Big Idea Talk: Franchising the Social Sector

 

2018 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 8:00-4:00
NHTI, Concord’s Community College

Session II: Social Innovation LIVE: An Introduction to a Powerful New Form of Activism

Session III:  Partnering With Colleges (And Their Students) to Advance Meaningful Engagement: Ideas and Best Practices to Advance Social Innovation in Non-Profits & Community Organizations 

Session IV:  Fiona Wilson & Faina Bukher | Becoming a Changemaker: The Tools of Human-Centered Design

2018 Ashoka U Exchange
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 11:00am-12:30pm, Boston, MA 

Panel: Not Your Average Competition

2018 Ashoka U Exchange
Thursday, April 5, 2018 |  4:00-5:30pm Boston, MA
Big Idea Talk: Franchising the Social Sector

UNH Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching & Learning 
Talk About Teaching Workshop: Empowering Student Changemakers: Design Thinking in the Curriculum
April 2018

International Franchise Association Convention
Presentation to the Social Sector Task Force: UNH’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00-11:30am

Judge: Manomet U360 Showcase 
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Final Round Judge: Maine Food System Innovation Challenge
St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beyond Social Sector Franchising: Where do we fit into the Social Enterprise Landscape?
IFA Social Sector Task Force webinar
September 26, 2017

Judge: New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s 3rd Annual Sustainability Slam 
Session Facilitator: 2nd Annual B Corp Global Academic Retreat
Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada
Wednesday, October 2018

 


Professor William Maddocks
Director, Social Sector Franchise Initiative

UNH CoRE FY18 Mid-Year Celebration/FY19 RFP Kick-Off 
Monday, February 12, 2018  3:40-3:50 pm

IFA Social Sector Task Force Webinar - Evolution of Microfinance
Tuesday, November 27, 2017 5:00-6:00 pm

SEEP Annual Conference
Sustainable Food Systems, Livelihoods and Healthier Communities through Social Franchising
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:30-2:15 pm

International Franchise Association Convention
Presentation to the Social Sector Task Force: UNH’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative
Sunday, January 28, 2017 10:00-11:30 am

SEEP Annual Conference
Enhancing Food Security through Social Franchising: lessons from the field
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:30-5:00 pm

International Franchise Association Convention
Presentation to the Social Sector Task Force: UNH’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative
Sunday, January 26, 2016 10:00-11:30 am